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“The book's major strengths are its ease of use and the range of approaches to address many different reading issues. You can read straight through for a host of ideas, or you can pinpoint exactly which kind of strategy to explore.”

—Kristie Mary Betts, English Teacher

Peak to Peak High School, Lafayette, CO

“Bottom line: This book is reader friendly! Teachers in the content areas can quickly and easily find specific ideas to help students.”

—Barbara L. Townsend, Reading Specialist

Elkhorn Area School District, WI

Help for students who are overwhelmed, feel confused, can't remember, lack language skills, or just don't get it.

In today's era of accountability, teachers are expected to help all secondary students understand complex concepts and ideas and demonstrate proficiency on high-stakes tests. To promote success for struggling ...

Provide Advance Organizers Before Lessons
Provide advance organizers before lessons

To say that you have taught when students haven't learned is to say you have sold when no one has bought.

—Madeline Hunter, 1989 Presentation, Carol Stream, Illinois

An advance man (or woman) is someone who travels ahead of the main attraction and stirs up interest and promotes attendance. In the olden days, an advance man arrived before the circus to put up posters all over town and create a sense of anticipation and desire among the younger set. Today, advance men and women arrive before the politicians show up to ensure enthusiastic crowds of supporters.

Psychologist David Ausubel (1960) coined the phrase advance organizer to describe the ways teachers can help students activate prior knowledge and experience, connect ...

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